The Red Sleeve (2021)

In Korea during the second half of the 1700s, Yi San is an aloof and perfection-loving young prince. His father’s killing haunts him, although it leaves him in the position to take the throne once his grandfather – the cruel and ruthless current king responsible for Yi San’s father’s death – dies. He has resolved to become a benevolent monarch who will reform the law when he eventually takes the throne, but the way his father was killed has scarred him emotionally.

At court, he meets a young woman named Sung Deok Im. Yi San falls in love with her and tries to convince her to become his official concubine. But Sung Deok Im is strong-willed and free-spirited. She is also intelligent enough to understand that becoming a royal consort to the future king is a prestigious role, but one that would restrict her freedom and likely bring her little in the way of joy. But Yi San’s love for Sung Deok Im is true, and she starts to understand that forming a union with him could ultimately benefit his troubled realm.

(Source: Viki)

~~ Adapted from the novel “The Sleeve’s Red Cuff” (옷소매 붉은 끝동) by Kang Mi Kang (강미강).

  • Native Title: 옷소매 붉은 끝동
  • Also Known As: Red Cuff of the Sleeve , Red End of Clothes and Sleeves , Dress Sleeved Red , The Red-Stained Sleeve Cuff , The Red Sleeve Cuff , Ot Somae Bolkeun Kkeutdong , Otsomae Beulgeun Kkeuddong , Ossomae Bulgeun Kkeutdong
  • Screenwriter: Jung Hae Ri
  • Director: Jung Ji In, Song Yeon Hwa
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    • Score: 8.9 (scored by 9,014 users)
    • Ranked: #43
    • Popularity: #362
    • Watchers: 21,853


    • Drama: The Red Sleeve
    • Country: South Korea
    • Episodes: 17
    • Aired: Nov 12, 2021 – Jan 1, 2022
    • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
    • Original Network: MBC, Viki
    • Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
    • Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

    • Lee Jun Ho in The Red Sleeve Korean Drama (2021)
      Lee Jun Ho

      Yi San / King Jeongjo

      Main Role

    • Lee Se Young in The Red Sleeve Korean Drama (2021)
      Lee Se Young

      Sung Deok Im / Royal Consort Uibin Sung

      Main Role

    • Kang Hoon in The Red Sleeve Korean Drama (2021)
      Kang Hoon

      Hong Deok Ro / Hong Guk Yong

      Main Role

    • Lee Deok Hwa in The Red Sleeve Korean Drama (2021)
      Lee Deok Hwa

      King Yeongjo [San’s grandfather]

      Support Role

    • Park Ji Young in The Red Sleeve Korean Drama (2021)
      Park Ji Young

      Head Court Lady Jo

      Support Role

    • Jang Hee Jin in The Red Sleeve Korean Drama (2021)
      Jang Hee Jin

      Queen Jung Soon Kim / Queen Dowager Kim [Yeongjo’s concubine]

      Support Role

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